Saturday, March 13, 2010

Show preview: Four Chicago Roots Collective acts at Subterannean, 3/19

The Chicago Roots Collective - a cooperative of area musicians that work together to get their music heard - has a show set for Friday, March 19 at Subterannean featuring four great acts - The Shams Band, Derek Nelson, Will Phalen and the Stereo Addicts and Miranda Rae.

Regular readers might already be familiar with Derek Nelson from our posts on the talented folk-rock singer songwriter (click here for a review of his debut EP, Something Obscure, and here for information on a free download of live material). The Shams Band, who head up the Collective, play a passionate blend of Americana, classic rock and blues that scored them the distinction of "breakout act" at the 2009 Bluegrass and Blues Festival. Midwestern folk-rockers Will Phalen and the Stereo Addicts have been praised by the likes of RedEye Chicago and Radio One Chicago, and recently released their sophomore record, Middle West. Miranda Rae is a songstress with a wonderfully-jazzy, silky-smooth voice.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 the day of the show. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and music starts at 9 p.m. Click here for tickets and check out the promo video below for a sample of each act's sound:

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